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A Week of Creative Events to Highlight Genocide in Myanmar

October 26th, 2015

A week of events, talks, film & photography with the aim of drawing attention to the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya, a people the UN has described as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. The week’s events feature renowned photographer Greg Constantine, Al Jazeera, & leading experts from the field including former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana

Tuesday 27th October 2015 – Saturday 31st October 2015

All events at: Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD Exhibition open daily from 11.00 – 19.30   (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 21.00) between Tuesday 27th October – Saturday 31st October 2015

Photography exhibition Opening + Greg Constantine Book Launch & Talk Nowhere People Tuesday 27th October, 18.30 – 20.00 [Exhibition open till 21.00] Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Our first event will launch a photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer, Greg Constantine. His work represents a powerful and timely artistic intervention on the plight of the Rohingya, capturing the deep and ongoing suffering of a people who have, quite simply, nowhere to go. Based on his new book project, Nowhere People, this exhibition explores the themes of statelessness, belonging, and citizenship. His book, Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya published in 2012, was named a Notable Photo Book of the Year by The Independent on Sunday. Both books will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

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[Exhibition open daily from 11.00 – 19.30   (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 21.00) between Tuesday 27th October – Saturday 31st October 2015]

ISCI Report Launch + Panel Discussion Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar Thursday 29th October, 18.30 – 20.00 [Exhibition open till 21.00] Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Our second event will launch the ground-breaking report Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar, written by ISCI scholars: Professor Penny Green, Dr Thomas McManus, and Alicia de la Cour Venning. The report provides compelling evidence of a coordinated, State-led plan of genocide against the Rohingya. The report is based on ISCI scholars’ unprecedented systematic field research in Myanmar. The launch of the report will be accompanied by a panel discussion with:

*Penny Green, ISCI Director, Professor of Law and Globalisation, Queen Mary University of London *Tomás Ojea Quintana, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar *Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and human rights activist *Sarnata Reynolds, Senior Advisor on Human Rights at Refugees International

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Al Jazeera Documentary International Premiere + Director Q&A Saturday 31st October, 18.30 – 20.30 [Exhibition open till 21.00]

Genocide Agenda Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Our third and final event will host the international premiere of Al Jazeera’s new feature documentary, Genocide Agenda, which investigates the genocide against the Rohingya. The evening will feature a Q&A with the film’s Director, Phil Rees (Investigations Manager at Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (TBC)), Professor Penny Green (Director of ISCI and Professor of Law and Globalisation, QMUL) and others.

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ISCI is hosting a series of events and talks with the purpose of raising the profile of the marginalised Rohingya, a people the United Nations has described as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. The crisis shows no signs of abating, and the international community’s response remains woefully inadequate.

The Rohingya have been forced to flee the region in the tens of thousands, via dangerous sea routes, during which they experience severe physical and psychological abuse by human traffickers. The mass exodus of Rohingya is a direct result of the violence and systematic policies of persecution implemented by the Myanmar state against them. ISCI argues that the Myanmar state’s historic and ongoing persecution of the Rohingya amounts to genocide. The severe violence, discrimination, and destitution the Rohingya experience on a daily basis in Myanmar means that many feel as though they have no option but to flee.

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